Archive for November, 2011

Atkins and Diabetes

by on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Atkins and Diabetes

The Atkins fast food acquaintance section the creator for a healthy, supplementary balanced habit of eating than the informal American diet. Its emphasis is on using good carbohydrates in balance with adequate protein. This is in stark contrast to what most Americans eat on a daily basis. The average American eats lots of processed foods that have hidden sugars and highly processed carbohydrates. This has put most Americans on the road to diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions. What is sad is that diabetes has a predictable set of stages and that they can be easily recognized.

The entrance to diabetes has to work out
with extensive called the glycemic index. All carbohydrates are rated on this brochure
with regards to the mutilate of insulin vitality they produce. Foods that have a discomposed glycemic index rating will cause your pancreas to release a lot of insulin to break down the amount of sugars and carbohydrates (which produce high amounts of glucose). The refined carbohydrates and sugars that make up the vast majority of the American diet rank very high on the glycemic index.

We are competent to additional readily digest these foods as children, because our tribe
field more efficiently in our youth. There may have been side effects, like weight gain and mood swings, but they did not stand out. As we age, however, these symptoms begin to grow and become more prevalent. The nation-wide obesity epidemic is a result of high-carbohydrate diets and unstable blood sugar levels.

Many human race who are plump are besides insulin resistant. Insulin resistance makin’s that the insulin is not acquaintance its concern in removing glucose from the wine
stream. The pancreas gets over worked and it releases massive amounts of insulin, sometimes 20 times more than the body actually needs. This results in the blood sugar dropping to extremely low levels. This sets off a chain reaction in the body that leads to a release of adrenaline to correct the blood sugar problem.

With age, glowing smooch and insulin difficulties be remodelled more aggravated. The constitution is called hyperinsulinism and is a manager for aspect II diabetes. It is normally accompanied by high blood pressure and high triglycerides.

After caducity of using a high-carbohydrate diet, you leave after all emerge as actually diabetic. Insulin in the body is initial heavy duty creator and extra pounds usually accompany late onset diabetes. Pre-diabetic conditions, if not treated effectively, will lead to diabetes indefinitely.

However, ace are soft identifiable warning symbols to diabetes that arrive early. Your internal wet
can score insulin level tests that will let you know if you are at risk for pre-diabetic conditions, and studies show that low-carb diets like Atkins can help. Controlling your blood sugar is one of the most effective methods to controlling pre-diabetic conditions.

The Atkins foodstuff helps effectively manage florid sugar. The passel of proteins, fats and desired carbohydrates consign support your body satisfied without the roller coaster effect. Controlling carbohydrates in quantity as well as type will help limit the insulin spikes. This will let your pancreas work in the way that it was meant to be, and it will decrease the likelihood of your developing pre-diabetic conditions. It is a vicious cycle that, if left unchecked, can lead to diabetes later in life. When the Atkins diet is followed effectively it produces stable blood sugar throughout the day and helps you stay off the road to diabetes.

A Woman’s Book of Yoga by Machelle Seibel

by on Thursday, November 17th, 2011

A Woman’s Book of Yoga, by Machelle M. Seibel, M.D. together with renowned yogini Hari Kaur Khalsa, shows how every woman can embrace the feminine energy of creation to enhance her physical and spiritual development.

Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman’s health and mental well-being.

The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one’s own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women’s health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga’s positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.

Machelle M. Siebel, M.D., is a reproductive endocrinologist at the Fertility Center of New England and a clinical professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is an expert in alternative and nutritional approaches to gynecology.
Hari Kaur Khalsa is one of the most respected Kundalini yoga and meditation teachers in the world, and has created specialized yoga programs for pregnant women, senior citizens, and youngsters. She lives in the Boston area.

Buddha Baby Yoga Mom

by on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Practicing yoga with your baby–as you hold your baby, have your baby next to you, or have your baby leaning against your thighs or atop your belly–is a wonderful way to add joy to your first year together. Popular yoga teacher Jyothi Larson shares the specially adapted yoga poses she has taught to hundreds of moms and their “Buddha babies,” her term for the happy and calm babies in her classes.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced student, whatever shape you are in, you are in the perfect place to practice yoga. In this beautifully illustrated book with easy-to-follow instructions, Larson presents twenty routines that help you get back in shape faster as you bond with your baby. Included are:
– prenatal yoga, with a focus on the last trimester
– what to do after birth through the first six weeks, with special poses for women who have had C-sections
– modified yoga poses that respect your changing post-pregnancy body and give all of yoga’s benefits–stretching, strengthening, and relaxing
– fun yoga moves that encourage your baby’s natural flexibility and growth
– breathing and relaxation exercises as well as partner postures
and much more!
Experience the joy of yoga while bonding with your baby.

The Yoga of Sound Russill Paul

by on Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Yoga and music, two powerful approaches to optimal health, have garnered enormous credibility in the western world. Health, we are fast realizing, is not simply the absence of disease: it is a condition of soul that invigorates our being, enabling us to derive the most from life. The Yoga of Sound as a powerful spiritual system that unifies the healing principles found in yoga and music into an effective practice. Requiring neither the extreme physical flexibility of yoga postures, nor the complexities of music, The Yoga of Sound combines the best of both these worlds.

This book is a comprehensive text on the Yoga of Sound both, as a tradition and as an integrated spiritual system. Filled with exercises, the package also includes a 45 minute teaching CD that clearly describes the practice and application of mantras expounded in the book.

by Russill Paul. For thousands of years Hindu spirituality has understood the profound effect that sound has on our well-being. From this tradition comes The Yoga of Sound, which draws on yoga’s long history of applying sound to reduce stress, maintain health, and invoke spiritual awakenings. In lucid exercises presented both in the book and on accompanying downloadable audio tracks, Russill Paul shows how everyone can learn the art of mantra and how these practices can help to optimize the flow of energy within the body and enhance emotional well-being.

The Runner’s Yoga Book by Jean Couch

by on Friday, November 11th, 2011

The Runner’s Yoga Book is an ideal companion for the weekend or professional athlete, for the reader who wants to stretch and relax, and for the developing yoga student who wants to establish a home practice. Drawing on over thirty years of teaching and personal practice, author Jean Couch offers precise instruction in all types of poses, guidelines for home practice, yoga routines for other sports, including bicycling, skiing, swimming, tennis, and walking, a resource guide for further study, and a yoga-poses-by-alphabetical-listing index. With over 400 photographs and illustrations showing students at various levels of expertise, The Runner’s Yoga Book is a complete guide for yoga students of all ages and most levels of fitness.

In this easy-to-follow guide to Iyengar-style yoga, you will learn to:
– develop body awareness
– balance strength and flexibiltiy
– improve concentration
– increase energy
– manage stress
With over 400 photographs and illustrations showing students at various levels of expertise, The Runner’s Yoga Book is a complete guide for yoga students of all ages and most levels of fitness.